Welcome to the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology

We work in the field

We work in the field

We work in the lab

We work in the lab

We work all over the world

We work all over the world

We work in teams

We work in teams

Updates

Etruscan Infants’ Diets and Skeletal Health: New Findings from Pre-Roman Italy
In a new study published in PLOS ONE, a team of researchers from the Department of Archaeology at MPI GEA, the University of Pisa and Le Mans Université reveal early Etruscan urban life histories.
Obsidian Study Shows Changing Land Use and Social Networks in Copper Age Armenia
A new research article published in Antiquity examines obsidian fragments from a newly discovered Copper Age site in Armenia. The finds reveals greater social connectivity across the landscape trough time.
 
Archaeological Insights from the First Lava Tube Excavation in Arabia
A recent study published in PLoS ONE reveals repeated human occupation at the Umm Jirsan lava tube from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. The findings shed light on diets, cultural practices, and interactions with the landscape, offering a glimpse into the lives of early peoples on the Arabian Peninsula
Between Climate and Culture: Exploring Middle Stone Age Archaeological Diversity in Eastern Africa
A recent systematic review by new Human Palaeosystems Group member Dr. Lucy Timbrell highlights links between climate change, population dynamics and archaeological diversity in eastern Africa during the Middle Stone Age, the period of prehistory linked to the emergence of our species.

Videos and Audios


Wissenschaftler befürchten politischen Rechtsruck

Wissenschaftler befürchten politischen Rechtsruck

Video
An open society and a strong democracy - that is what the leading science organizations are calling for. According to a statement, the challenges of our time require a diversity of talents. Video from MDR in German.
Podcast: „Networking with plants in the Anthropocene“

Podcast: „Networking with plants in the Anthropocene“

Podcast
Interview with Prof. Patrícia Vieira from the MPI-GEA project RESILIENT: Forest Cities - Utopia and Development in the Modern Amazon.
A Brief History of Bling

A Brief History of Bling

Podcast
From the Leakey Foundation’s “Origin Stories”  Podcast: Travel through 50,000 years of human history following clues hidden inside beads made from ostrich eggshells. In this episode, researchers Jennifer Miller and Yiming Wang share how these tiny artifacts reveal a sweeping story of ancient social networks, cultural connections, and human adaptability
Beginnt ein neues Erdzeitalter? Spurensuche an einem kanadischen See

Beginnt ein neues Erdzeitalter? Spurensuche an einem kanadischen See

Podcast
Podcast from Deutschlandfunk Kultur with Jürgen Renn. Audio in German.

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Latest Publications

Heddell Stevens, P.; Jöris, O.; Britton, K.; Matthies, T.; Lucas, M.; Scott, E.; Le Roux, P.; Meller, H.; Roberts, P.: Multi-isotope reconstruction of Late Pleistocene large-herbivore biogeography and mobility patterns in Central Europe. Communications Biology 7 (1), 568 (2024)
Caetano Andrade, V. L.; Clement, C. R.; Herrera-Ramírez, D.; Larsen, T.; Durgante, F.; Boivin, N.; Schöngart, J.; Trumbore, S.; Roberts, P.: Insights into growth, ring formation and maximum ages of Brazil nut trees (Bertholletia excelsa) using 14C dating and tree-ring analysis. Radiocarbon, 2024.39 (2024)
Pérez-Ramallo, P.; Rissech, C.; Lloveras, L.; Lucas, M.; Urbina, D.; Urquijo, C.; Roberts, P.: Unravelling social status in the first medieval military order of the Iberian Peninsula using isotope analysis. Scientific Reports 14 (1), 11074 (2024)
Moubtahij, Z.; McCormack, J.; Bourgon, N.; Trost, M.; Sinet-Mathiot, V.; Fuller, B.; Smith, G. M.; Temming, H.; Steinbrenner, S.; Hublin, J.-J. et al.; Bouzouggar, A.; Turner, E.; Jaouen, K.: Isotopic evidence of high reliance on plant food among Later Stone Age hunter-gatherers at Taforalt, Morocco. Nature Ecology & Evolution, s41559-024-02382-z (2024)
David, B.; Fletcher, M.-S.; Connor, S.; Pullin, V. R.; Birkett-Rees, J.; Delannoy, J.-J.; Mariani, M.; Romano, A.; Maezumi, S. Y.: Cultural burning. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2024), iv, 72 pp.
Chen, X.-Y.; Xu, Y.-G.; Tarasov, P. E.; Leipe, C.; Kim, J.-H.; Yan, S.; Park, M.-H.; Chun, J.-H.; Chen, C.; He, P.-L. et al.; Blockley, S. P. E.: Revisiting the Tianwen Yellow Pumice (TYP) eruption of Changbaishan Volcano: Tephra correlation, eruption timing and its climatostratigraphical context. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 129 (4), e2023JB028563 (2024)
Alvarez, L. S.; Sirolli, M. R.; Aguirre Choque, A.; Alonso, D.; Mamaní, H.; Montero, G.; Nestiero, D.; Samec, C.; Vilá, B.; Yacobaccio, H. D. et al.; Hoguin, R.; Morales, M. R.: Práctica arqueológica y comunicación pública de la ciencia en Barrancas (Puna de Jujuy, Argentina). Revista del Museo de Antropologia 17 (1), n1.43638 , pp. 247 - 262 (2024)
Krikunova, A. I.; Savelieva, L. A.; Long, T.; Leipe, C.; Kobe, F.; Kostromina, N. A.; Vasilyeva, A. V.; Tarasov, P. E.: Postglacial vegetation and climate change in the Lake Onega region of eastern Fennoscandia derived from a radiocarbon-dated pollen record. Quaternary International, 2024.04.003 (2024)
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